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Kern Plateau Horkelia
Horkelia tularensis
  
About Kern Plateau Horkelia (Horkelia tularensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Horkelia tularensis is a species of flowering plant in the rose family known by the common name Kern Plateau horkelia. It is endemic to Tulare County, California, where it is known from about ten occurrences in the High Sierra Nevada. It grows in rocky, exposed areas. This is a mat-forming perennial herb producing clumps of short, erect leaves and stems. The leaves are up to about 10 centimeters long and are made up of small closely packed leaflets. The foliage is covered in hairs that give the plant a light gray-green color. Stems grow to about 20 centimeters in maximum height and hold inflorescences of several flowers each. The flower has pointed green sepals up to half a centimeter long and shorter, narrow white petals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
4 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Green, Brown

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 21.7" - 25.7", Summer Precipitation: 1.27" - 1.53", Coldest Month: 28.3" - 32.0", Hottest Month: 54.4" - 60.4", Humidity: 2.09" - 16.09", Elevation: 7418" - 9389"


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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